Conference on New York City History, October 5-7
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., @ 34th St.

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October 05, 7:00 PM
     • New York: A Documentary Film with Ric Burns

October 06, 10:00 AM
     • New York City: 1945 - 9/11/2001 - And Beyond
     • The Gangs of New York -- More than the Movie
     • Bringing the Past to Life: Historians and Documentary Filmmaking (RT)
     • Health and Wealth: Hospitals and Healthcare in New York City from Medicare to Managed Care (RT)
     • Gendering the Eighteenth-Century City
     • Art and Expression in Harlem in the Twentieth Century
     • The Old Stone House at Gowanus, Brooklyn, 1697-2001 (RT)
     • Ladies and Lawyers: Private and Public Reform Politics in 19th Century New York
     • In Defense of Preservation (RT)
     • The History of Slavery in NYC (RT)
     • The Decline and Fall of the New York City Waterfront: Container Technology, Conspiracy Theory, and the Rise of Port Newark-Elizabeth, 1965-2001
     • Architecture in Interwar New York City
     • Studies in the History of Fashion and Beauty in New York City
     • Building New Subways in New York: A 100-Year Look at Politics and Finance (RT)
     • Building Sports Stadiums in New York City, Then and Now
     • If These Walls Could Talk: Doing a Local History of a Block or Building
     • Capital and Capitalists: The Political Economy of New York City, 1850-1950

October 06, 1:30 PM
     • Interpreting NYC History for Museum Exhibitions (RT)
     • The History and Culture of New York: Views from Abroad (RT)
     • Religion in Early New York City
     • Beyond the Ward Boss: Visions of Politics in New York City, 1860-1920
     • Teaching New York City History (RT)
     • The History of Noshing in New York City (RT)
     • The History of New York City's Water Supply (RT)
     • Housing in New York: Can Tenements Live with Towers? (RT)
     • Highbrow, Lowbrow and Middlebrow: The Post-Civil War Audiences for Music in New York
     • Community Organizing for School Reform: The Question of Parent Agency Past and Present (RT)
     • Preserving the Lower East Side: Imagining a New Ethos of Historic Preservation (RT)
     • New York, Newspapers and the Evolution of Baseball: Henry Chadwick and the Development of Sports Journalism, 1856-1890
     • Screening of Our Song
     • New York/Utopia: The Labor Cooperative Housing Movement, 1919-1972 Part I: Three Bronx Utopias
     • Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: Words and Images from NYC's Working People (INTERNET)
     • New Perspectives on the Movement for Civil Rights in New York City, 1945-1970
     • Breweries, Saloons and Taverns: Brewing and Drinking Life in New York City, 1840-1930

October 06, 3:45 PM
     • New York Nisei During World War II (MEDIA/RT)
     • To Demolish New York: Precursors of September 11 in Fact and Fiction
     • Illustrating the City: Artists and Everyday Life in New York (RT)
     • Radical Writers in New York City: From the New Masses to Norman Mailer
     • Religious Quests for Community in New York City History
     • New York and the Culture of Silent Film (MEDIA/PANEL)
     • The Garment Workers' New York: Immigrant Workers and Progressive Era Reform
     • Dvorak and the Gilded Age: Issues of Race and Cultural Identity
     • Becoming Part of the Labor Mosaic: African-American Women and Their Activism in NYC in the 19th and 20th Centuries
     • Fraud, Vice, Murder, Police: How New York's Underside Shaped 20th Century American Politics and Culture
     • New York's Lost Children: Foundlings and Foster Care in Historical Perspective
     • Power Flow: Organized Crime, Environmental Activism, and the Privatization of New York City's Solid Waste System
     • Like Strangers: Blacks, Whites and New York City's Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis
     • New York/Utopia: The Labor Cooperative Housing Movement, 1919-1972 Part II: A City of Cooperatives
     • Picturing New York: Bird's Eye Views of New York and Images of Washington Square
     • Nelson Rockefeller, Edward Logue, and the Politics of Urban Development

October 07, 10:00 AM
     • Eleanor Roosevelt and New York City
     • The Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s
     • In the South Bronx of America: Guarding Memory: A Slide Presentation
     • Madison Square: A Case Study in the Dynamics of Urban Public Space
     • Visualizing Early National and Ante-bellum New York: Black and White Republicanism
     • Redefining the Roles of Women in the New York City Justice System
     • Missing Voices: The Disjunction Between Black Experience and White Writers on Race, 1800-1865
     • Building, Destruction, and Re-building: The Bronx in the 20th Century
     • The Culture of Commitment in New York City, 1920-1960
     • Eastside, Westside and Downtown: Culture, Conflict and Societal Change in New York City Landmark Spaces
     • Puerto Rican / Latino New York: Resistance, Perseverance and Expression in the Decade of the Seventies
     • S.O.S. New York: A History of the City's Environmental Movement Since 1970 (RT)
     • Culture and Subculture: Homosexuality and the Arts in New York
     • Issues in the History of Public Health in New York City
     • Gotham City, Gotham State: Rivals and Suitors
     • Organized Labor and Organized Crime: Cleaning House in the Building Service Employees' Union
     • New Amsterdam/ New York City as a Seventeenth-Century Atlantic Crossroads

October 07, 1:30 PM
     • Reframing Local Environmental Conflict
     • A Screening of New York in the Fifties
     • Archaeology in New York City
     • Digital Gotham, From Barnum to Blackouts
     • When New York Was New Amsterdam: Some Myths and Misunderstandings About New Netherland
     • Between Memory and History: The Women's Movement in New York City, 1960s and 1970s (RT)
     • The Conservative Party and New York City Politics
     • New York City Journalism Since 1960 (RT)
     • Arab Americans in New York City: A Community of Many Worlds (RT)
     • Gentrification in New York City Since the 1950's
     • Archives and Libraries: Institutional Collections and the Sources of Cultural Memory
     • Biography and History: Francis Cardinal Spellman's New York
     • The Salome Myth in New York
     • New York Seen and Heard: The New York Photo League and Its Documentary Contexts, 1936-1954 (MEDIA/RT)
     • Parks and Politics in Modern New York City
     • A History of Race Relations in New York City (RT)
     • Mambo to Salsa: Latin Music in the South Bronx

October 07, 3:45 PM
     • Chinese New York (RT)
     • From "Old World" Italian to "New World" Italian American in New York Architecture and Art from the 1890s Through the End of WWII
     • Crime and Immorality in the Jewish Immigrant Community: Prejudices and Realities, 1850-1920
     • Public Art Past and Present: Agencies and Agendas
     • When New York Was A Frontier
     • The Defenders: The Last Great New York Drama of TV's 'Golden Age' (M, RT)
     • New York Radicalism: Views from Inside and Out, 1880-1920
     • Finding History on the Streets of New York
     • Reflections on the History of Philanthropy in New York City (RT)
     • Riot at the Opera House! A Documentary Theater Piece (PERFORMANCE)
     • Screening of Brownsville in Black and White
     • Dealing with Death: Lynching, Capital Punishment and the NYC Museum Audience (RT)
     • Dance in the Age of Anxiety: Martha Graham, Anna Sokolow and George Balanchine
     • New York Exposed: Photographs from the Daily News, 1920-1999
     • Needle Trades: A Curse or a Blessing for Immigrants? (RT)
     • African Burial Ground Project in New York City